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Julia Karr Hi Claire - thanks for asking! And, yes... they are all there - Nina, Dee, Sal, Wei, Chris - and new ones - some good, some evil. Julia
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As a writer, I always have my dictionary close at hand. Sometimes looking up familiar words is a good thing. Today I revisited Peace. The Webster's definition: (in part)

Peace [Latin pax, pacis, peace] A state of quiet or tranquility; calm, quietness, or repose; freedom from war or hostility; a cessation of hostilities; absence of strife; tranquility of mind; harmony; serenity; public tranquilit... Read more of this blog post »
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More of Julia's books…
“Sometimes I wish I could just be like everyone else my age and not think at all.”
Julia Karr, XVI

“I'd choked back so many tears, they'd become a lake of sadness in my belly.”
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“That line between love and lust was thin as a whisper.”
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second vote for the Traveling book

I took the top five books and started a new poll i think that there were just to many to chose form :)

Entangled by Cat Clarke

goodreads summary-The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.
  42 votes 39.6%

XVI by Julia Karr

goodreads summary-Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world—even the most predatory of men—that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past—one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.
  23 votes 21.7%

Matched by Ally Condie

goodreads summary-Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
  17 votes 16.0%

Beastly by Alex Flinn

goodreads summary-Now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer
I am a beast.
A beast!
Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright. I am a monster.
You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll, stay this way forever ruined unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly...beastly.
  16 votes 15.1%

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

goodreads summary-Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing for

Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget.

"Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in The Water Wars is testament solely to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it."-Laurie David, academy award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming
  8 votes 7.5%

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message 10: by Julia

Julia Hi Wanda! So glad you like the series! I'm working on the 3rd book! :) Julia

Wanda wrote: "Hi Julia!! Just wanted you to know that I'm waiting "im"patiently for your next book in series. I can't wait to see where you going to take the story!! Hope you have a wonderful day."

message 9: by Julia

Julia Erin - it hasn't come out. I'll update when it does! Glad you are liking the series! Julia

Erin wrote: "When will the third book in the XVI series come out? It says it was published in 2013, but it is untitled and hasn't come out yet.I can't just wait to see what happens next!!! :)"

message 8: by Erin

Erin When will the third book in the XVI series come out? It says it was published in 2013, but it is untitled and hasn't come out yet.I can't just wait to see what happens next!!! :)

message 7: by Wanda

Wanda (Good Choice Reading) Hi Julia!! Just wanted you to know that I'm waiting "im"patiently for your next book in series. I can't wait to see where you going to take the story!! Hope you have a wonderful day.

message 6: by Linda

Linda Atnip Thanks for the friendship. I enjoy connecting with other authors and see what they are reading!

Happy Holidays,


message 5: by Julia

Julia You're welcome. So glad you liked XVI and I really hope you like Truth, too!

Leanne Bell Hey, thanks for accepting my friend request. I thought XVI was amazing and I can't wait to read Truth :-)


message 3: by Julia

Julia You're most welcome! Thanks for asking. :)

Nicole wrote: "Thank you for accepting :)"

Nicole Thank you for accepting :)

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